Christina's awards and lectures
- 1985 American International Award for Science (An Explorer’s Handbook)
- 1989 Gold Medal ‘the Mungo Park medal’ awarded by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
- 1984 British Television Awards, winner of BAFTA best documentary prize (River Waghi/BBC Great River Journeys). Two other awards for same film, presented at Film Festivals in Europe.
- In 2012 she won the International Award from the Spanish Geographical Society
- She has given lectures at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the National Press Club in New York, the Explorers Club in New York, the Spanish Geographical Society in Madrid, and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in Edinburgh.